Not long ago, then-attorney general Andrew Cuomo pushed for greater prosecutorial power to confront political corruption. But as governor, Cuomo hasn’t been quick handing over greater authority to the current AG, Eric Schneiderman.
Madison Square Garden took its argument in favor of an open-ended permit to operate indefinitely to the city’s planning commission on Wednesday.
The request by the lawyer for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law to delay his terror trial because of mandatory furloughs of federal lawyers brought on by the sequester is just a portion of the difficulties facing the city’s federal courts, officials say.
Gov. Chris Christie is standing by Rutgers University President Robert Barchi as he faces a growing chorus calling for his dismissal
The latest New York elected official accused of corruption, Democratic Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, has a well-known last name in the South Central Bronx.
Two forces have swirled around Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith throughout his career: power and scandal. And they appeared long before his arrest for allegedly trying to bribe his way into this year's mayoral race
Very little prior to Tuesday’s indictment suggests Republican Councilman Dan Halloran and Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith shared much of a connection other than Queens, the borough they both called home.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says in a statement that Smith "tried to bribe his way" into a shot at the New York City mayoral race: “The show-me-the-money culture seems to pervade every level of New York government,” he said.
The Mets won their first game of the season against the San Diego Padres 11 to 2, and the Yankees lost to their long-standing rivals, the Boston Red Sox, 8 to 2.
Marco Indri, 28, is born-and-bred New Jersey. He grew up just across the Hudson River in West New York, where his family still lives. The tattoos that cover his arms may be the first thing you notice. But it's not what really sets him apart from his fellow New Jerseyans.
The Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA and California's Prop 8 could have implications for thousands of already-married same-sex couples in New York.
The city is fighting a state judge's decision to halt the city's ban on large, sugary drinks that was slated to go into effect on Tuesday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push for campaign finance reform is drawing questions about his own prolific fundraising and his connections to outside interests groups.
A left-leaning group of City Council members is early and aggressively courting Council hopefuls months before the election in which nearly half the Council’s seats will be up for grabs.
A four-alarm fire that damaged a campus building at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn also destroyed the work of several students.
City Council members had sharp questions for the office of the chief medical examiner during a hearing Friday. The hearing followed news that the office was reviewing evidence in more than 800 cases because of sloppy work by a lab technician.
By all indications, it appears the Joint Commission on Public Ethics has ended its six-month investigation into allegations that Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexually harassed female staffers.
Police say that the state's new gun laws may mean stricter punishment for an armed teen shot by police in Brooklyn last night. Officials say it could be one of the first prosecutions under the state's new laws.
Thousands of families that evacuated during Sandy remain in temporary hotel situations with no concrete plan to get them back into permanent housing, according to the evacuees and groups advocating on their behalf.
Some of the yellow demolition machines sit idle in now-vacant lots. Some are busy filling trucks with debris. The nearby homes that aren’t at some stage of being torn down in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island may soon meet the same fate. At least that’s what more than 130 of the residents in the area are hoping for.